She has a point! Amber Rose doesn’t understand why she gets bashed for being a former stripper while actor Channing Tatum is praised.
“He even made a movie about being a stripper! And everyone bought it and they loved it and they were like, ‘Oh, my God, Magic Mike, we gotta go see it!’ But if I did that, people would tell me I was disgusting,” the How to Be a Bad Bitch author, 32, told Cosmopolitan South Africa in its October issue. “I run eight business, I’m the CEO of my own company and still I’m called a stripper. It’s so ridiculous. We’ve had the same life, [Tatum] and I, and I’m dumbed down for it. It’s not his fault — it’s just society.”
The actor’s 2012 film was so popular it spawned the 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL, and a live show will debut in Las Vegas next March.
Talk show host Rose — who is currently competing on season 23 of Dancing With the Stars with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy — added that she’s also found success on her own, not by being Kanye West or Wiz Khalifa’s ex.
“Everything I’ve done, I’ve worked hard for,” she told the magazine. “Anyone can have fame, but I’ve started companies. I’ve brought my brand to the next level. Nobody did that but me. No one is going to dim my light.”
The single mom — who shares son Sebastian, 3, with Khalifa — also has her own eyelash applicator and created the Amber Rose SlutWalk, an event that is part of her Amber Rose Foundation, whose mission is to promote discussion about women’s rights and equality issues, and to empower women.
“About two years ago, something clicked,” Rose said of where she finds her confidence and sense of self. “I thought, You know what? I’m just gonna do me, and if people don’t like it, they don’t have to. It really helped me to have a happier life.”
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